Monaghan Champignons achieves Fair Produce Accreditation
5th November, 2013
Venlo, The Netherlands – Monaghan Champignons’ operating companies in The Netherlands have been awarded Fair Produce accreditation by the Fair Produce Nederland Foundation. The awards guarantee that the company’s products have been grown by employees who have been treated fairly, have received an honest income, who have proper housing available and work under safe working conditions.
“Since taking over the operations of the former Prime Champ organisation, employee welfare has been at the top of our agenda” stated CEO and founder of Monaghan Mushrooms, Ronnie Wilson. “Schemes like Fair Produce, whose requirements are stricter than those legally required are not only the right thing to do, but they also make sound business sense.”
Monaghan Mushrooms has three operating companies in The Netherlands that have all been awarded Fair Produce Accreditation; Monaghan Champignons BV, Monaghan Sales BV and MPC Nederland BV.
The Company is the first Dutch producer to receive and pass a separate audit from the Fair Produce Nederland Foundation in respect of employee housing.
Monaghan Champignons is a leading Dutch producer of mushrooms employing 500 people in The Netherlands. It exports fresh mushrooms to Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Monaghan Mushrooms was founded in Ireland in 1981 by R.C. Wilson and employs around 4,000 people worldwide. It has operations in 6 countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada).